The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has appealed to the eventual winner of this year’s presidential election to make it a priority to ensure that the business community thrives fully.
In a statement released today, and copied to Citi Business News, the president of the AGI, James Asare Adjei implored the final winner to contact the association.
“The elected presidential candidate and his political party when duly elected to within a month of being declared winner meet to discuss plans for promoting Industrial development in Ghana.”
The statement also called for a peaceful election to avoid any violence in the process.
“The upcoming general elections are of major concern to the private sector and the International community in Ghana. The chances of meeting projected growth targets as a country remain uncertain in the event of any post-election violence and disputes. A number of risks related to our elections also threaten the implementation and completion of investment projects,” it said
The statement further urged the EC to maintain the peace of the country by ensuring fair and transparent elections in a credible manner.
“We also urge all political parties to cooperate with the Electoral Commission in the process leading to the declaration of the election results,” it added.
It pointed out that international observers are in the country to report on the election hence all efforts must be made to maintain the integrity.
“The International Business Community and our Development Partners are watching as we go to the polls and therefore all political parties, supporters and their leaders must exercise restraint in their conduct in order to protect the enviable record of Ghana being a safe haven for doing business.”
“Finally, AGI re-emphasis the need for the leadership of all political parties to help maintain peace during and after the general elections in order to consolidate the country’s economic gains. All parties must therefore refrain from political activities that might affect business confidence as this is a critical priority for business and investments in Ghana.” it concluded.
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana